Articles tagged with: God

[27 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

In the season of Wise Men, I’d like to say a word in praise of Charles Schultz, philosopher-theologian-cartoonist and wise man.In one of the Peanuts cartoons, Linus is sitting in the pumpkin patch with Snoopy, the place Linus does his best thinking (and hoping). He asks Snoopy a question:
“What would you say if you were the only one in the world who believed something and everyone else thought you were crazy?”
Snoopy’s reply:
“Woof!”
I feel like that some days. Keenly aware that most of my views and values are minority views, and …

[28 Nov 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Just finished reading Andrea Palpant Dilley’s Faith and Other Flat Tires (Zondervan) and found a lot to like and ruminate on. (She’s a young writer, sort of a cross between Lauren Winner and Anne Lamott (on valium), without the book sales, as yet, of either.) One point she makes that I find interesting is that, for her, the fact of suffering seems more an argument for the existence of God than an argument against God. This is the opposite of what most, including defenders of God, have supposed over the …